Blizzard’s Titan project (rumored to be the code name for their Next Gen MMO) will not be out until 2016, according to an article put up at VentureBeat. The report claims that Blizzard has ‘hit the reset button’ on Titan, and will be starting from scratch having taken a majority of developers off of the next generation MMO. It’s important to note that Blizzard has not responded to these reports, and it’s all very much unsubstantiated at this point.
This rumor comes hot off the heels of the announcement that Blizzard All-Stars, Blizzard’s upcoming attempt in the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) genre market will not be available in 2013. If Titan has indeed been reset, this will leave Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft as the only major Blizzard project set for release in the near future, at least prior to BlizzCon.
We have also reached out to Blizzard for comment.
We’ll post more updates on the situation as they become available.
UPDATE: Blizzard has responded and seems the rumor holds some merit – there was some shifting involved
We’ve always had a highly iterative development process, and the unannounced MMO is no exception. We’ve come to a point where we need to make some large design and technology changes to the game. We’re using this opportunity to shift some of our resources to assist with other projects while the core team adapts our technology and tools to accommodate these new changes. Note that we haven’t announced any dates for the MMO.